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Putting middle-income demand at the centre of business expansion plans is leading to different distribution strategies and new partnerships in many sectors.
Over half of CEOs are changing strategies related to partnerships, recognising that going in with an established base in the local market and having local partners to work with in many of these markets is important.
Urbanisation and infrastructure growth propel Asia Pacific growth
As Asia Pacific economies change so do investment opportunities & need for regional agreements
Ed Rapp, Group President, Construction Industries, Caterpillar Inc., US discusses how improving competitiveness means harmonising an end-to-end business strategy as part of PwC's APEC 2013 CEO Survey.
Tony Nowell, CNZM, Chairman, Wellington Drive Technologies & New Zealand Forest Research, is optimistic about investment opportunities in China's evolving investment profile and Indonesia's rapid growth, but regional - not bilateral - agreements are needed.
Towards resilience and growth:
Asia Pacific business in transition